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FAMED FILM CRITIC ANDREW SARRIS DEAD AT 83

June 21, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Andrew Sarris, the longtime film critic of the Village Voice and later the New York Observer, has died in New York at the age of 83. In an obituary the Chicago Sun-Times‘s Roger Ebert said that when he first started out as a film critic he was strongly influenced by Sarris’s observations about the all-important […]

ANOTHER FILM CRITIC BITES THE DUST

January 5, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Film critics are increasingly becoming a vanishing breed as newspapers continue to look for ways to retrench and focus more intently on drawing younger readers, many of whom would rather read the raw comments of their peers than the informed opinions of veteran reviewers. The latest to be pink slipped is longtime Village Voice critic […]

WITH THE HANGOVER, AUDIENCES SNUB CRITICS

May 31, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The success of The Hangover Part II demonstrates once again how far removed film critics can be from the tastes of the audience. The divergence usually becomes particularly striking in the case of sequels. But today’s (Tuesday) London Independent observed, “While journalists may scoff at a director or producer sticking to a tried and tested […]